Black Bear Hunting in Colorado GMU 711 - Dolores, Montezuma, and San Miguel Counties

With altitudes from about 5,000 feet to more than 12,000 feet, the vegetation ranges from desert shrubs and piñon/juniper to alpine tundra. Weather can change quickly so be prepared for all conditions.

GMU 711 - Dolores, Montezuma, and San Miguel Counties

Scores


Scores
User Scores
Ease of Drawing
98
 
98
Success
72
 
72
Trophy Potential
87
 
87
Public Access
60
 
60
Ease of Terrain
86
 
86
Room to Breathe
100
 
100
Opportunity
48
 
48
Convenience
2
 
2
Ease of Effort
0
N/A
81
HuntScore

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Bounded on N by Summit Canyon Creek, Dolores River and Disappointment Creek; on E by US Forest Service Road 526 (Dolores-Norwood Road); on E and S by County Highway 145; on S by County Highway 184; on W by US Highway491 and Utah.

There is good vehicle access in these areas. Consequently, hunting pressure is heavy on public lands.

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County

Dolores, Montezuma, San Miguel

Size

819 Square Miles (524,121 Acres)

Land Ownership

38% Private, 62% Public, 36% USFS, 23% BLM, 1% State, 2% NPS

Latitude/Longitude

37.7626, -108.6895

Amenities

There are 0 hospitals, 0 hotels, 2 campgrounds, and 0 grocery stores within a 20 mile radius.

Black Bear Notes


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Public land and private land percentages can sometime be misleading. A unit may have 80% public land, but a particluar species may only occupy 20% on the entire area. And that 20% species distribution may lie 100% within private lands. Does that sound confusing? Just remember that there are always exceptions to the rule, and land ownership is just one piece of the puzzle.

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Other Species in Unit

Deer, Pronghorn, Elk, Black Bear, Mountain Lion, Turkey,

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Photos and Terrain Notes


With altitudes from about 5,000 feet to more than 12,000 feet, the vegetation ranges from desert shrubs and piñon/juniper to alpine tundra. Weather can change quickly so be prepared for all condit... Create a free account to read the rest of this terrain note!

Black-bear Over The Counter Hunts (2020)


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Black-bear Harvest Stats (2019)


Total Hunters
0
Total Harvest
121
Harvest Male
99
Harvest Female
22
0%
Average Success
Manner Season Type Sex Hunters Harvest Male Female Youth
A
A
E
0 6
6
0
0
ANY
E
0 42
34
8
0
ANY
ALL
E
0 37
31
6
0
M
M
E
0 1
1
0
0
R
CR
E
0 5
3
2
0
R
P0
E
0 4
4
0
0
R
R
E
0 26
20
6
0
HuntScore Tip: With more than 300,000 hunting licenses sold in Colorado each year, Colorado Parks and Wildlife thinks it's impossible to contact every hunter. So, harvest data is not actual. It's a statistical sample calculation based on license sales data and an estimate of hunter numbers and hunter success. Hunter activity and success is gathered through the hunter survey sent to all Colorado licensed hunters. Response is voluntary and therefore not complete.

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Weather Insights


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Average Temps

Use temperature ranges to plan and prepare for your hunt. Large swings indicate a good layering system should be used. Be sure to make note of the extreme temperatures as these often pose the greatest risk to hunters. If you plan on hunting in higher elevation, as a rule of thumb, expect the tempture to decrease roughly 5° for every 1000' in elevation gain.

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